As My Wimsey Takes Me

Dorothy L. Sayers

  • Author page: biographical sketch, bibliography, quotes, links
(Auto-) Biographical Works
  • The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers
    1. 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist
    2. 1937–1943, From Novelist to Playwright
    3. 1944–1950, A Noble Daring
    4. 1951–1957, In the Midst of Life
    5. Child and Woman of Her Time

 

  • Barbara Reynolds: Dorothy L. Sayers – Her Life and Soul
  • Mo Moulton: Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World For Women
  • Francesca Wade: Square Haunting
  • Martin Edwards: The Golden Age of Murder

 

Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane

  • Whose Body? (1923 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)
  • Clouds of Witness (1926 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #2)
  • Unnatural Death (1927 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #3)
  • Lord Peter Views the Body (1928 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #4)
  • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #5)
  • Strong Poison (1930 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #6; Wimsey & Vane, #1)
  • The Five Red Herrings (1931 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #7)
  • Have His Carcase (1932 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #8; Wimsey & Vane, #2)
  • Hangman’s Holiday (1933 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #8.5)
  • Murder Must Advertise (1933 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #9)
  • The Nine Tailors (1934 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)
  • Gaudy Night (1935 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #11; Wimsey & Vane, #3)
  • Busman’s Honeymoon (1937 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #12; Wimsey & Vane, #4)
  • Striding Folly (1972 – Lord Peter Wimsey, #12.5; Wimsey & Vane, #4.5)
  • Lord Peter: All Short Stories (1972)

 

 

 

Screen Adaptations

The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (BBC 1972 – 1975, starring Ian Carmichael)

  • Clouds of Witness (1972)
  • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1973)
  • Murder Must Advertise (1973)
  • The Nine Tailors (1974)
  • Five Red Herrings (1975)

 

 

A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (BBC 1987, starring Edward Petherbridge & Harriet Walter)

  • Strong Poison
  • Have His Carcase
  • Gaudy Night

 

 

 

Haunted Honeymoon – MGM 1940, starring Robert Montgomery & Constance Cummings

 
Wimsey & Vane Sequels (Jill Paton Walsh)
  • Thrones, Dominations (1998)
  • A Presumption of Death (2002)
  • The Attenbury Emeralds (2010)
  • The Late Scholar (2013)

 

 

Lord Peter Wimsey Companion Books
  • The Wimsey Papers (1939 – 1940)
  • The Wimsey Family: A Fragmentary History (1977; compiled by C.-W. Scott-Giles from correspondence with Dorothy L. Sayers)

 

Other Fiction
The Montague Egg Stories
  • Hangman’s Holiday (1933)
  • In the Teeth of the Evidence (1933)

 

Standalone Mysteries
  • The Documents in the Case (1930; with Robert Eustace)

 

 

Plays
  • The Silent Passenger (1935; screenplay)
  • Busman’s Honeymoon (1936; with Muriel St. Clare Byrne)
  • The Zeal of Thy House (1938)
  • He That Should Come (1938)
  • The Devil to Pay (1939)
  • Love All (aka Cat’s Cradle) (1940; with Marjorie Barber)
  • The Golden Cockerel (1941; radio play)
  • The Man Born to be King (1941)
  • The Just Vengeance (1946)
  • The Emperor Constantine (1951)

 

 

 

The Detection Club
Project Pages

 

 

 

Detection Club Round Robins
  • The Scoop / Behind the Screen (1930 – 1931; radio plays)
  • The Floating Admiral (1931; audiobook narrated by David Timson)
  • Ask a Policeman (1933; audiobook narrated by David Timson)
  • Baker Street Studies (1934)
  • Anatomy of Murder (1936)
  • Six Against the Yard (1936)
  • Detection Medley (1939)
  • Double Death (1939)
  • Where Do We Go From Here? (1948; radio play)
  • No Flowers by Request (1953)

 

 

Dorothy L. Sayers’s Translations
  • Tristan in Brittany (1929; Thomas of Britain’s Old French / Anglo-Norman poem Tristan)
  • The Heart of Stone (1946; Dante Alighieri’s Four Canzoni of the ‘Pietra’ Group)
  • The Song of Roland (1957; from Old French / Anglo-Norman)
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
    1. Hell (1949)
    2. Purgatory (1955)
    3. Paradise (1962; posthumously completed by Barbara Reynolds)

 

 

Dorothy L. Sayers’s Nonfiction
  • The Mind of the Maker (1941)
  • Unpopular Opinions (1946)
  • Are Women Human? (addresses given / first published 1938 / 1947; republished in this format 1971)
  • The Lost Tools of Learning (1947)
  • Taking Detective Stories Seriously: The Collected Crime Reviews (2017; posthumous collection)
  • God, Hitler and Lord Peter Wimsey (2019; posthumous collection)

 

 

 

Dorothy L. Sayers’s Stories Elsewhere

 

Other Related Blog Posts

 

 

24 Great James Street, Dorothy L. Sayers’s best-known London address

 

Left: Mecklenburgh Square (Bloomsbury), the location of Sayers’s first apartment in London; right: the approximate location of 110A Piccadilly (Lord Peter Wimsey’s London address, across the street from Green Park).

 

 

 

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